Chile LMHI Report 2008

Chile 2008

Annual Report to the LMHI by the National Vice-President

Homeopathy was legally approved by the Health Ministry in 2006.

There are about 150 homeopathic physicians and four laboratories; medications are available in some pharmacies in all of the major cities.

Few universities offer homeopathic courses or lectures at their Medicine
and/or Pharmacy faculties, and, generally, on an informative and elective basis only. Medical insurance, both obligatory and private, does not cover homeopathy. Research is performed by a small number of physicians and pharmacists on an independent basis; the main purpose is the development of potencies, which act stronger and faster in the cure of chronic diseases.

In general, Chilean society has become more open minded towards homeopathy and alternative medicines in recent years.